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Plaid MS "delighted" over community's successful purchase of village pub

Siân Gwenllian outside Ty'n Llan (Image: Plaid Cymru)

An initiative to reopen a historic pub in the village of Llandwrog in Gwynedd has successfully reached its fundraising target.

Menter Ty’n Llan had until yesterday, Friday June 11, to raise the £400,000 needed to reopen the pub.

The initiative intends for the 200-year-old building to also serve as a shop, café, and community centre.

The initiative was supported by actor Rhys Ifans, singer Mared, comedian and radio presenter Tudur Owen, and former Cymru rugby international Robin McBryde, among others.

Siân Gwenllian, the Senedd member for Arfon said: “I’m delighted to hear of Menter Ty’n Llan’s success in reaching their target.

“Over the decades Arfon communities have learnt the hard way that we can’t always rely on large companies with their headquarters located far away from the area.

“Initiatives such as Menter Ty’n Llan are crucial for the sustainability of Welsh communities, and social initiatives are an important part of the effort to create resilient communities.

“The survival of such communities is vital for the survival of the Welsh language.

“I would like to congratulate those involved with Menter Ty’n Llan, and I look forward to visit.”

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